London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gerfiev are joined by Soloists Denis Matsuev and Sarah Chang in Performances of Russian Music

The London Symphony Orchestra performs an all-Russian programme with its Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev on 21 February. Acclaimed Russian pianist Denis Matsuev is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, written during a summer trip to Brittany. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5 complete the programme.

On 23 February violinist Sarah Chang will perform Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto with the LSO. The concert opens with Britten’s ‘Four Sea Interludes’ from his opera Peter Grimes, and Gergiev conducts the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Sixth (‘Pathetique’) Symphony as part of his cycle of the complete symphonies.

The LSO follows its concerts at the Barbican with a tour to China, in partnership for the first time with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd with four concerts in Beijing and Shanghai in March 2012. The orchestra also travels to Korea for two concerts in Seoul in February 2012.

Tuesday 21 February 7.30pm, Barbican
TCHAIKOVSKY Overture: Romeo and Juliet
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 3
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 5

Valery Gergiev conductor
Denis Matsuev piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: £10-£35

Thursday 23 February 7.30pm, Barbican
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 (‘Pathétique’)

Valery Gergiev conductor
Sarah Chang violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: £10-£35

Thursday 23 February 6pm, Barbican
Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

SHOSTAKOVICH 2 Pieces for Octet
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence

Giovanni Guzzo violin
Roberto Gonzalez violin
Viktor Stenjems violin
Pablo Hernan violin
Adam Newman viola
Tetsuumi Nagata viola
Brian O’Kane cello
Timothy Lowe cello

Free entry

Monday 27 February 8pm, Seoul Arts Centre
TCHAIKOVSKY Overture: Romeo and Juliet
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 3
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 5

Valery Gergiev conductor
Denis Matsuev piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday 28 February 8pm, Seoul Arts Centre
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 (‘Pathétique’)

Valery Gergiev conductor
Sarah Chang violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 1 March 7.30pm, Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 (‘Pathétique’)

Valery Gergiev conductor
Sarah Chang violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Friday 2 March 7.30pm, Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts
TCHAIKOVSKY Overture: Romeo and Juliet
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 3
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 5

Valery Gergiev conductor
Denis Matsuev piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Sunday 4 March 7.30pm, Shanghai Grand Theatre
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 (‘Pathétique’)

Valery Gergiev conductor
Sarah Chang violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Monday 5 March 7.30pm, Shanghai Grand Theatre
TCHAIKOVSKY Overture: Romeo and Juliet
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 3
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 5

Valery Gergiev conductor
Denis Matsuev piano
London Symphony Orchestra


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